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Photo Flashback: The Beatles’ First U.S. Tour in 1964

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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles, minus an ailing George Harrison, perform on the "Ed Sullivan Show", Feb. 8, 1964. In front, left to right: Paul McCartney, Neil Aspinall (standing in for Harrison), and John Lennon. On drums is Ringo Starr.
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Larry Kane, center, is pictured with the Beatles Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon in this undated photo. When Kane, who was then a news director at a Miami radio station, wrote to Beatles manager Brian Epstein to request an interview with the group in 1964, he ended up with an invitation to join John, Paul, George and Ringo on their 26-city, 31-day U.S. tour. (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964 (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964 (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Police hold back London fans of the Beatles, 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
George Harrison, left, and Paul McCartney of the Beatles have refreshments at Australia House, London, 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles leave London airport in 1964. From left: John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles meet Premier Harold Wilson in London, 1964. From left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Premier Wilson. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles leave London airport in 1964. From left: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles leave London airport in 1964. From left: John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
The Beatles Ringo Starr plays drums on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964 The Beatles Ringo Starr plays drums on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. (AP Photo)
The Beatles, clockwise from top center, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, pose with an American flag in a Paris photo studio prior to their first visit to the United States in January 1964. (AP Photo/Copyright Applecorps Ltd. )
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964 The Beatles, clockwise from top center, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, pose with an American flag in a Paris photo studio prior to their first visit to the United States in January 1964. (AP Photo/Copyright Applecorps Ltd. )
The four members of Britain's young singing group, the Beatles, hold a press conference at an undetermined location ca. 1964. From left:  John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964 The four members of Britain's young singing group, the Beatles, hold a press conference at an undetermined location ca. 1964. From left: John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Fans of the British rock band The Beatles scream from behind police barricades at New York's Kennedy Airport, Feb. 7, 1964. (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Screaming teenagers, mostly girls, wave a banner "Beatles forever" welcoming the British band from Liverpool, The Beatles, outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City, USA, February 7, 1964. The band will appear on television and will give two concerts at Carnegie Hall.
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Liverpool beat group The Beatles, with Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, from left to right, are pictured at the airport in London, England, February 7, 1964, prior to their departure to New York, USA. Surprise traveller with the group was Cynthia, 24, wife of John Lennon. (AP Photo/Boy)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
** FILE **The Beatles face the media on their arrival at JFK airport in New York in this Feb. 7, 1964, file photo taken by Associated Press photographer Charles Tasnadi. Tasnadi, who braved minefields and barbed wire to escape communist Hungary and went on to spend three decades as a top Associated Press photographer, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, following a stroke. Famed for his skills as a photographer and revered as a great gentleman, Tasnadi was born Karoly Tasnadi on March 1, 1925 in Ajka, Hungary. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, file)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Police enforce the barricades outside New York's Plaza Hotel as fans push forward in hopes of a view of The Beatles after their arrival for an American tour on February 7, 1964. (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The four members of Britain's young singing group, the Beatles, stand in front of the microphones in the press room of Kennedy International Airport on Feb. 7, 1964 during a press conference following their arrival. (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles arrive at New York's Kennedy Airport Feb. 7, 1964 for their first U.S. appearance. From left are: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Beatles guitarist George Harrison, seated right, chats with a TV interviewer while fellow Beatles Ringo Starr, standing left, John Lennon, seated, and Paul McCartney, standing right, clown about in the conference room at London airport, Feb. 5, 1964, after their return from Paris. The group was met by crowds of screaming fans. (AP Photo/Victor Boyton)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1964 picture, The Beatles perform at the "Ed Sullivan Show," in New York. It was the band's first American appearance, and influenced other musicians future careers. Front row from left; Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. Drummer Ringo Starr is at rear. Nearly 40 years after breaking up, The Beatles are still breaking records for album sales. EMI Group PLC says consumers in North America, Japan and the U.K. bought more than 2.25 million copies of the Fab Four's re-mastered albums in the first five days after their Sept. 9, 2009 release. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Police officers push back the fans who stand behind police lines to see British rock band The Beatles in 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The British rock and roll group The Beatles are seen during their first U.S. tour in 1964. The band members, from left to right, are George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964 (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles wave to fans assembled below their Plaza Hotel window after they arrived in New York City on Feb. 7, 1964 for a short tour of the United States. From left to right are, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, sit in London Airport, England, before flying to the U.S. on Feb. 7, 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles, from front, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon, wave a Union Jack flag as they arrive from Paris at London Airport in London, England, on Feb. 5, 1964. (AP Photo/Victor Boyton)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Pop musician George Harrison is shown in this 1964 photo. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Turning to new fields, Britain’s Beatles take on heavyweight challenger Cassius Clay at his training camp in Miami Beach, Florida, Feb. 18, 1964. From left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Clay. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The British rock and roll group the Beatles perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Feb. 12, 1964. From left to right are, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, on drums, and John Lennon. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Three members of the Beatles pose on a stack of rowboats in New York's Central Park, Feb. 10, 1964. From top: Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles walk around New York's Central Park, Feb. 10, 1964. From left: Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The rock and roll group, the Beatles, pictured on February 10, 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
ARCHIV - 'The Beatles' treten am 9. Februar 1964 in der Ed Sullivan Show in New York auf. Alle Beatles-Alben werden im September 2009 in neuem Sound wieder veroeffentlicht. (AP Photo) ** zu unserem KORR APD3756 ** --- FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1964 file photo, The Beatles perform on the CBS "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York. (AP Photo, file)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
British rock band the Beatles are shown during rehearsals on the set of the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York, Feb. 9, 1964. On drums is Ringo Starr, singer and bassist is Paul McCartney, left, guitarist is John Lennon, and at center, standing in for George Harrison is an unidentified studio worker. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
American speed skating champion Terry McDermott, top centre,a barber by trade, prepares to take a swipe at the famed locks of Beatle Paul McCartney, seated , to the mock horror of the other Beatles and TV host Ed Sullivan, during rehearsals at the TV Studio, New York, Feb. 9, 1964. From left, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, McDermott, Ed Sullivan and John Lennon. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles, minus an ailing George Harrison, perform on the "Ed Sullivan Show", Feb. 8, 1964. In front, left to right: Paul McCartney, Neil Aspinall (standing in for Harrison), and John Lennon. On drums is Ringo Starr. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
American fans in New York react during the Beatles' concert on the "Ed Sullivan Show", Feb. 8, 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1964 picture, The Beatles perform at the "Ed Sullivan Show," in New York. It was the band's first American appearance, and influenced other musicians future careers. Front row from left; Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. Drummer Ringo Starr is at rear. Nearly 40 years after breaking up, The Beatles are still breaking records for album sales. EMI Group PLC says consumers in North America, Japan and the U.K. bought more than 2.25 million copies of the Fab Four's re-mastered albums in the first five days after their Sept. 9, 2009 release. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Muhammad Ali, who'll fight heavyweight champ Sonny Liston on February 25, clowns a bit with the Beatles at his training camp in Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1964. The Beatles are, from left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney spar up to Cassius Clay while visiting the heavyweight contender at his training camp in Miami Beach, Fla. ,Feb. 18,1964. (AP Photo/stf)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles, from right to left, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr pretent to be knocked out by a fake blow from Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), lying on the floor of the ring, while visiting the heavyweight contender at his training camp in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, Feb. 18,1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Boxer Cassius Clay lifts Ringo Starr, one of the Beatles into the air while the singers visited Clay's camp in Miami Beach, Fla. , February 18, 1964. Others are, from left: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and John Lennon. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, take a fake blow from Cassius Clay while visiting the heavyweight contender at his training camp in Miami Beach, Fla. on February 18, 1964. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The British rock and roll group the Beatles perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Feb. 12, 1964. From left to right are, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, on drums, and John Lennon. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Three of the four Beatles, John Lennon, left, Paul McCartney, center, and Ringo Starr, are shown in Central Park in New York City, Feb. 10, 1964, on their first U.S. tour. (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Three of the four Beatles, from left, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney, walk in Central Park in New York City, Feb. 10, 1964 on their first U.S. tour. (AP Photo)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Paul McCartney, right, shows his guitar to Ed Sullivan before the Beatles' live television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in New York City, Feb. 9, 1964. In the center are, John Lennon, left, and Ringo Starr, partial view. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
The British rock and roll group the Beatles, center, are surrounded by photographers on stage at CBS' Studio 50 before their live television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, Feb. 10, 1964. In the front row are, from left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. Ringo Starr is in background on drums. (AP Photo)
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
** FILE **The Beatles perform on the CBS "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York, in this Feb. 9, 1964, file photo. From left, front, are Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. Ringo Starr plays drums in the background. The Beatles' "Love" album is being released on Nov. 21, and is a thorough reinterpretation of their work. (AP Photo/FILE)
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Photo Flashback: The Beatles' First U.S. Tour in 1964
American TV host Ed Sullivan, left, talks with three members of the British pop group The Beatles during a rehearsal for their appearance on his TV show, in New York, Feb. 8, 1964. From left, Sullivan, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. George Harrison, the fourth member of the group missed the rehearsal due to illness. (AP Photo)
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